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Ms. Codex 1281 Ledger of Medici debtors and creditors
TitleLedger of Medici debtors and creditors
Call numberMs. Codex 1281
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4430253
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- ca. 1540
Ledger of debtors and creditors of the Medici family for the years 1539-1540. Often includes the nature of a given credit or debt and its amount, as well as listing the names of the individuals or institutions that hold the debt or credit, the most important being the Spedale e Spedaletto di Santa Maria Novella (p. 7), a Florentine church which also offered pilgrims and those in need medical help; the Chapitolo and Convento delle monache delle convertite (p. 11), a nunnery for young women, often prostitutes, who converted to Catholicism; the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore (p. 12) and the Spedale di Santa Maria degli Innocenti (p. 13), a children's orphanage in Florence.
- Ms. codex.
- Title supplied by cataloger.
- Forms part of: Gondi-Medici Business Records.
WatermarkSimilar to Briquet, Enclume, 5963 (Florence, 1514-29).
Extent240 leaves : 229 x 335 mm. bound to 233 x 339 mm
FoliationPaper, i (parchment) + 240 leaves + i (parchment); versos numbered 1-106, [107-240]; contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper left verso; rectos numbered [i], i-iii, [iiii], v-xxvi, [xxvii-xxviii], xxviiii, [xxx], xxxi-liii, [liiii], lv-lxi, [lxii], lxiii-lxxxi, [lxxxii-lxxxiii], lxxxiiii-lxxxxiiii, [lxxxxv], lxxxxvi-cvi, [cvii-ccxxxviiii] contemporary pagination in ink, modern pagination in pencil, upper right recto (leaves after p. 107 are blank but ruled). Each opening has a matched arabic numeral on the left and a roman numeral on the right.
BindingContemporary vellum, no. 155 on spine; the heading Q[uadern]o di chassa dodicesimo, no. 304, on upper cover; lower cover wraps around upper cover with leather strap, metal buckle on upper cover; decorative leatherwork on spine.
- Sold by Bernard M. Rosenthal, 1961.
- Accounting--Italy--16th century
- Credit records
- Ledgers (account books)
- Manuscripts, Italian--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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